The Secret to Pressing on in Sickness

Are you ever sick of being sick?

I’m not talking about some sniffles that are annoying or an ear infection that is remedied in a few days.

Rather, the chronic day-after-day affliction with no ending in sight.

I follow a little boy on Facebook that has been ill from birth. He has an unknown medical condition so doctors keep testing him, but in the meantime, they can only offer him palliative care.

First of all, this little boy has spent more time in the hospital than outside of the hospital. His days revolve around doctor visits and blood draws.

As a result, normal life just doesn’t happen for him. Machines and tubes are attached around the clock.

Sick of being sick, he just wants to be a normal kid.

What about you…do you want to just feel normal?

Is it difficult to press on when fear grips you of what tomorrow brings in terms of your health?

Sometimes the question “will I ever get better” is left unanswered.God has a purpose for us even in the season of sickness. Will we complete our purpose, or let the sickness take our focus?

Press On

God has you in the palm of his hand. God is concerned about how you are feeling.

Why doesn’t He fix me?

He tells us in the Bible in Exodus 15:26 “I am the Lord who heals you.”

God is Jehovah Rapha, which means God the healer.

Sometimes God heals our hearts, instead of the disease we are suffering. He is more concerned about our character than our bodies. We take our character with us to Heaven, and leave our body here.

If we have breath, we have purpose.

Notice this, even in a chronic condition we have a personal role for God.

Only we can do this particular job.

Press on!

God has a role for us, even in the throes of sickness. We need to take this perspective that if there is breath, there is purpose.

1 Timothy 6:12 (CEB) “Compete in the good fight of faith. Grab hold of eternal life—you were called to it, and you made a good confession of it in the presence of many witnesses.”

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  1. I have really enjoyed reading this article. It made me look at my self. Always finding excuses. This hurt that hurt. I was really having a pity party.Finding all sorts of reasons for not going to Church. For not wanting to be around my own Family.
    Thank you so much for this article. God bless you and continue to be a blessing for other readers. Continue to encourage.

    1. Gloria- I agree. I have thrown myself way too many pity-parties. After a while though, they aren’t much fun! My whole perspective changed when I focused on my purpose- smaller, everyday purposes and Kingdom purposes. There is always someone who has it worse off than myself.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Julie

  2. Thank you for this encouragement! It gives me great perspective on how I can help those I know who suffer from chronic problems. If we have breath, we have purpose–that is such a powerful reminder to each of us.

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